|Allen Ginsberg on Jack Kerouac part 1 June 1977 - Ginsberg, Allen; Ginsberg, Allen|
The first tape in a two part series which is a class taught by Allen Ginsberg. Subject matter includes the life and work of Jack Kerouac. This is part 1 of 2.
|Allen Ginsberg Basic Poetics, Class 10 - Ginsberg, Allen; Ginsberg, Allen|
The Tenth class on Basic Poetics by Allen Ginsberg. (The ninth class has no tape) To begin this class students sing the ballad...with guitar. Leads into a discussion of Basil Bunting and Quantitative Poetics. This is class 10 of 33.
|Allen Ginsberg class on Walt Whitman and William Wordsworth. - Ginsberg, Allen|
First half of a class with Allen Ginsberg reading and discussing the work of Walt Whitman and William Wordsworth, focusing on their later work. Ginsberg reads examples of Whitman's prose and poems, including "Sands at Seventy," Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey," and examples of Wordsworth's "bad poetry." Ginsberg also reads and discusses Wordsworth's sonnets in favor of capital punishment, "Sonnets on the Punishment of Death." (Continues on 76p072.) Keywords: New American Poetry, beat movement, sonne...
|Allen Ginsberg Class 19th Century Poetry part 5 - Ginsberg, Allen|
AG class on 19th Century poetry specifically William Blake. There is a reading of "The Tyger" by Allen Ginsberg and then much discussion regarding Blake's systemology. AG describes the four zoas. In this discussion there is talk about Buddhism, creationism and the mythology of boundary. AG reads "The Abstract Human." He talks about Yeats and Ezra Pound and his personal experience of being turned on to Blake...
|Ginsberg and Capitol Record 1981 - Ginsberg, Allen|
This is an odd tape project on one side of a tape that appears to be a private conversation between Ginsberg and other artists that are not names. The conversation is interupted by Phone Calls and abruptly ends. There is a long silence and then there are two songs that are poorly produced that are not given names. Both f these songs appear on the album "Capitol Raspberry". The tape ends in mid-lyric.
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|Allen Ginsberg Workshop part 1 April 1981 - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg subtitutes for a workshop class taught by Tom Pickard recorded April 1, 1981 at Naropa. In this class, Allen discusses poetic composition using Corso, Marshall,Spicer, Kerouac, Blake, Pound, Williams, Bunting and others as examples. Later, students present their work and Ginsberg gives critiques often discussing the methods of composition, structureing, and selection of vocabulary in poetry...
|Allen Ginsberg Lecture part 1 October 1983 - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg Class on Autobiographical Poetry. He has the students read their respective pieces that relate to autobigraphy and then he reads many sections of Reznikoff's autobiographical poetry. He mentions David Copes "Quiet Lives" and Joe Brainards's poem, "I Remember" as good resources for this style of writing. He also talks about Kerouac's book movie and methods for list making and fact organizing so that poem is a quick flash of images that have structured one's life...
|Allen Ginsberg Class 19th Century Poetry, part 7 - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg Class on 19th Century Poetry. This class is a continuation of topic from 81P163 with AG doing a close reading of William Blake's "Four Zoas" book 7. There is some reference to the historical context of Blake's time and the influence it had upon the writing along with discussion regarding Blake's symbology and hermetic background.
|Allen Ginsberg Class part 2 June 1981 - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg class on Expansive Poetics. He opens by talking about Pushkin and reads his "The Prophet," "Message to Syberia" and a couple others. He then moves to American `19th century authors and talks about Edgar Allen Poe and reads "The Bells" and "Anabelle Lee." He then talks about rhythm and the spondee and goes into great details explaining and giving examples of different meters. He defines meter and foot...
|Allen Ginsberg class, American value, part 4, March, 1987. - Ginsberg, Allen|
Second half of part 4 of an Allen Ginsberg workshop on American value. Ginsberg continues his discussion of William Carlos Williams and moves on to the poets Louis Zukovsky and Charles Reznikoff. (Continued from 87P085)
|Allen Ginsberg workshop, Jack Kerouac Conference. - Ginsberg, Allen|
An Allen Ginsberg workshop featuring student poetry readings. There is also a discussion about style and ordinary mind. This workshop took place during the 1982 Jack Kerouac Conference at the Naropa Institute.
Keywords: New American Poetry; beat movement; Buddhism; spirituality and literature
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|Allen Ginsberg class, Literary history of the Beat generation, the 50's, part 13, May, 1981. - Ginsberg, Allen|
Literary History of the Beat Generation, Class #13, taught by Allen Ginsberg. Topics covered: Kerouac's sketching in "Book of Dreams" and "Visions of Cody."
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|Allen Ginsberg class Spiritual Poetics part 3 July 1974 - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg concludes a class on "Spiritual Poetics" with a discussion of the difference between good and great poetry, "bodhisattva magnanimity," and magic in Anne Waldman's "Fast-speaking woman." (Continued from 74P002) This is part 3 of 3.
|Allen Ginsberg Class 19th Century Poetry part 11 October 1981 - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg class, 19th century poetry begins with continued discussion of Wordsworth's "Prelude" from class on 81P167. Ginsberg reads from Book 11 Line 106, Book 12 line 208 and Book 14 lines 10-61. There is some discussion of Reznikof and his Five Groups of Verse. Then the class moves on to Coleridge's Kubla Khan, which is read aloud and discussed.
|Allen Ginsberg Class 4 Expansive Poetics - Ginsberg, Allen|
Tape 4 of an 11 Tape series of a class taught by Allen Ginsberg on Expansive Poetics. Subject matter includes background on the Futurists, Dadaists, and other literary movents as well as readings of work by such writers as Vladamir Klebnikov and Kurt Schwitters.
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|Ginsberg class on Williams part 1 July 1987 - Ginsberg, Allen|
This recording from July 6, 1987 is of a class taught by Allen Ginsberg on his mentor William Carlos Williams. Ginsberg compares the work and influences of Wordsworth, Whitman, and Reznikoff and reads from Williams' "St. Jame's Grove," "An Early Martyr," and "Rain" as well as others. He gives examples of Williams' writing techniques and relates some of them to the meditative mind.
|Allen Ginsberg Class 19th Century Poetry part 12 October 1981 - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg 19th Century Poetics class on Coleridge. AG reads many lines from "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" with discussion around the language, imagery and structure. He then acquaints the poem to being a parable about junk because Coleridge was a junky. AG then reads "The Aeolian Harp", "Ode to the departing year", "This lime tree bower, my prison", "Dejection in ode" and "To Lewti." There is a discussion regarding the word "wierd" and then som etalk about the Buddhist notion of renounc...
|Allen Ginsberg class, On writing poetry, July, 1984. - Ginsberg, Allen|
First half of an Allen Ginsberg class on writing poetry. He begins by referring to William Carlos Williams's exhortation, "No ideas but in things," comparing it to Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's statement that "Things are symbols of themselves." He reads from Shakespeare's poetry to illustrate his point. During the lecture, Ginsberg also touches on Haiku, Kerouac, and other topics. (Continued on 84P023)
|Allen Ginsberg lecture on English and American lyric poetry, July, 1996. - Ginsberg, Allen|
Second half of an Allen Ginsberg lecture on English and American lyric poetry. Ginsberg reads Sir Walter Raleigh's "The lie," Christophr Marlowe's "The passionate shepherd to his love," Hector Berlioz and Giuseppe Verdi requiems, George Peel's "As when the rye reached to the chin" and "Hot sun, cool fire, tempered with sweet air, and Robert Southwell's "The burning babe." (Continued from 96P049)
|Allen Ginsberg class on American vision. - Ginsberg, Allen|
Second half of a class with Allen Ginsberg discussing the convergence of Walt Whitman and William Blake, negative capability, meditation and clear seeing. (First half of class currently not available.) Keywords: New American Poetry, beat movement, Buddhism, spirituality and literature
|Allen Ginsberg class, Literary history of the Beat generation, the 50's, part 17, May, 1981. - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg class on Beat literary history of the 1950's discussing student sketches, the first manuscript of "Howl," and Burroughs's early work including The Yage Letters and "Roosevelt after inauguration." Part 17 of a 20 part series.
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|Allen Ginsberg class, American value, part 2, March, 1987. - Ginsberg, Allen|
Part 2 of an Allen Ginsberg workshop on American value. Ginsberg looks at what a value is, what is of value, and at poetry that addresses these questions. He focuses on the work of artist and poet Marsden Hartley, reading and discussing his poems, including "Three small feathers," "As the buck lay dead," "Albert Ryder, moonlightist," and others. Ginsberg also touches on the work of William Carlos Williams and Ezra Pound.
|On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference, Allen Ginsberg workshop, July, 1982. - Ginsberg, Allen|
Second half of an Allen Ginsberg workshop for On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference, sponsored by the Naropa Institute. Ginsberg discusses rhythm, poetry and rhyme. The workshop ends with a question and answer session. (Continued from 82P316B)
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|Allen Ginsberg Class 19th Century Poetry part 10 October 1981 - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg 19th Century Poetics: Wordsworth's "Prelude." This class goes through a series of pieces of Wordsworth's Prelude. This is a very long poem separated into books. AG reads aloud from Books 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10. There is commentary intermittently dispersed through each reading and comparisons of Wordsworth to other authors. In the beginning of the class, there is a long digression on synchronicity, as Book 5 has "Spots of Time" which is a recount of a dream originally of Descartes.
|Allen Ginsberg Class 19th Century Poetry part 6 October 1981 - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg class on 19h Century Poetry. This class begins with a class organizing and distribution of papers and handouts. The discussion begins with background and catchup regarding Blake's 6th book and leads into the lecture for the day which is a line by line breakdown and discussion of Blake's 7th book. The material is read with detail and explanantion of symbology with some comparison to Shelley's "Triumph of Life." This class also incorporates a discussion about the Four Zoas which rel...
|Allen Ginsberg lecture on expansive poetics, Sons of Whitman, June, 1981. - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg lecture on expansive poetics, focusing on the influences of Walt Whitman. He discusses Surrealism, Albert Einstein, Whitman, Federico Garcia Lorca, Paul Klebnikov, Christopher Smart, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Hart Crane and Edgar Allen Poe. Ginsberg reads Lorca's "Ode to Salvador Dali," Whitman's "Reversals," "Respondez" and "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," Klebnikov's "Menagerie," Smart's "Rejoice of the lamb," and Crane's "The river."
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|Allen Ginsberg lecture political poetics part 12July 1989 - Ginsberg, Allen|
The second tape in a two tape series covering political poetics and the Russian poets. Also included are readings of the work of Pablo Neruda and the conept of imagination and emotional breakthrough.
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|Allen Ginsberg on Jack Kerouac part 2 June 1977 - Ginsberg, Allen|
Part two of a two part series in which Allen Ginsberg discusses the life and work of Jack Kerouac in relation to himself and other figures of the literary scene. Includes some readings from Kerouac's piece entitled, "Vanity of Duluoz." This is part 2 of 2.
|Allen Ginsberg performing William Blake. - Ginsberg, Allen|
A reading by Allen Ginsberg performing William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience. Songs of Innocence includes: "The Shepherd," "The Echoing Green," "The Lamb," "The Little Black Boy," "The Blossom," "The Chimney Sweeper," "The Little Boy Lost," "The Little Boy Found," "Laughing Song," and "Holy Thursday." Songs of Experience includes: "Nurse's Song," "The Sick Rose," "Ah Sunflower," "The Garden of Love," "London," "The Human Abstract," "To Tirzah" and "The Grey Monk." Keywords: ...
|Allen Ginsberg class on vividness and close observation in writing - Part 1 - Ginsberg, Allen|
First half of a class with Allen Ginsberg discussing vividness and close observation in writing, particularly the writers who do it, including Walt Whitman, haiku, Jack Kerouac, Reznikoff, Imagists and William Carlos Williams. Ends with Ginsberg reading a poem that was a partial model for "Howl."(Continues on 86p306B.)
Keywords: New American Poetry; beat movement; Buddhism; consciousness and literature
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|Allen Ginsberg Lecture part 2 October 1983 - Ginsberg, Allen|
This is the second portion of a class on Autobiographical Poetry/Writing. The class begins with Allen Ginsberg (AG) talking about the upcoming protest at Rocky Flats and there is much discussion about logistics. The class then reads from Reznikoff's Volume I and students begin sharing their material. Intermitently during the student readins, Allen provides feedback and gives concrete examples from their respective works on how to condense and improve the immediacy of the writing...
|Ginsberg reading Sincerity rap July 1985 - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg concludes his reading at the Naropa Institute, featuring "Sincerity rap" and a notebook entry for the day of the reading, 7/21/1985.
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|Allen Ginsberg Basic Poetics, Class 3 - Ginsberg, Allen|
This is the 3rd session of a class in basic poetics taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at the Naropa Institute. In this class, Ginsberg discusses H. Phelps Putnam, and reads Putnam's Hasbrook and the rose. He then reads and discusses Geoffrey Chaucer's Merciless beauty in conjunction with Ezra Pound's Cantos 81. After discussing alliteration and other aspects of verse, he reads and discusses Pound's translation of The sea-farer...
|Ginsberg Mexico City Blues July 1988 - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg discusses the importance of and references in Jack Kerouac's Mexico City Blues. Plays significant portion of a reading Kerouac did, accompanied by a jazz pianist.
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|Allen Ginsberg class on early 20th century French modernism. - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg discusses early 20th century French modernism, focusing on the poetry of Guillaume Apollinaire and Jules Laforgue, and the paintings of Paul Cezanne and the Cubists.
Keywords: beat movement; protest poetry; literature and society; technology and literature
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|Allen Ginsberg class, Pound, Wordsworth, and Poe, July, 1992. - Ginsberg, Allen|
First half of an Allen Ginsberg survey class on historical poetics. Ginsberg discusses topics, styles, and modes that he found useful in his own poetry, and that every poet should know. He includes a discussion of preliterate traditions; quantitative verse, including classic meters and long and short vowels; sonnets; song forms; and a discussion of poetry expressing states of consciousness. He shows how older forms are still alive in the work of contemporary poets, using as examples the works of...
|Allen Ginsberg class, American value, part 3, March, 1987. - Ginsberg, Allen|
First half of part 3 of an Allen Ginsberg workshop series on American value. Ginsberg reads several poems as examples of the mind in operation, and talks about how poetry can arise from meditation practice and ordinary mind. He reads and discusses the work of Charles Reznikoff, William Carlos Williams, and other writers. (Continues on 87P084)
|Allen Ginsberg class on Walt Whitman and William Wordsworth - Ginsberg, Allen|
Second half of a class with Allen Ginsberg reading and discussing the work of Walt Whitman and William Wordsworth, focusing on their later work. Ginsberg reads examples of Whitman's prose and poems, including "Sands at Seventy," Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey," and examples of Wordsworth's "bad poetry." Ginsberg also reads and discusses Wordsworth's sonnets in favor of capital punishment, "Sonnets on the Punishment of Death." (Continued from 76p071.) Keywords: New American Poetry, beat movement, so...
|Allen Ginsberg Basic Poetics class 4 January 1980 - Ginsberg, Allen|
The fourth in a series of a basic poetics class taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at Naropa. In this class he continues his discussion of Old English poetry stressing this time the alliterative aspects of the verse. Also included is Old Anglo-Saxon alliterative verse such as Beowulf and Sir Gwain and the Green Knight then shifts into The Age of Anxiety by W. H. Auden (who in this 100 pg. poem uses Old English meter and Anglo-Saxon alliteration) to draw a fine juxtaposition in the evolution and di...
|Ginsberg Class Improvised Poetics part 2 July 1988 - Ginsberg, Allen|
This is the second part to a class from 88P045. Tape begins with Allen Ginsberg and his class discussing images to create text and cliche and the faults associated with insecurity of self image related to writing. Discussion evolves to mention Whitman's "Song of Myself" and Kerouac and their candid nature and the consequences or beauties associated with recreating reality. The class then moves on to language poets and what they embody with a student reading Stephen Rodefer's "Words in Works in R...
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|Ginsberg class on Pound July 1987 - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg concludes a class on Ezra Pound, discussing Pound's emphasis on the approximation of classical quantitative prosody and the Cantos.
|Ginsberg Class Improvised Poetics part 1 July 1988 - Ginsberg, Allen|
This is a class that Allen Ginsberg taught at the Naropa Institute in 1988 on Improvised Poetics. Ginsberg instructs students in several writing and visualization exercises in order for them to engage mind and its structure and form. He also reads Kerouac's essay, "Essentials of Spontaneous Prose," and then discusses Kerouac and Neil Cassidy stories and techniques extensively with the class. The story of how "First thought, best thought" came about as a play between Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and ...
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|On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference, Allen Ginsberg workshop, July, 1982. - Ginsberg, Allen|
First half of an Allen Ginsberg workshop for On the road: The Jack Kerouac conference, sponsored by the Naropa Institute. Ginsberg discusses word choices, vividness, juxtaposition, sound, epics, the concept of "first thought, best thought" and Buddhism. (Continues on 82P316B)
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|Allen Ginsberg lecture on English and American lyric poetry, July, 1996. - Ginsberg, Allen|
First half of an Allen Ginsberg lecture on English and American lyric poetry. Ginsberg reads William Blake's "Let the brothels of paris be opened," "The gray monk," "The Mask of anarchy," "The ballad of Sir Patrick Spense," "The Holy land of walsingham" and "Weep you no more, sad fountains," followed by Thomas Wyatt's "My lute awake," "Forget not yet," "They flee from me," "Gasgoyne's lullaby" and "Tickborn's elegy." (Continues on 96P050)
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|Allen Ginsberg Basic Poetics class 31 - Ginsberg, Allen|
A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institute May 22, 1980. Ginsberg spends the class reading and discussing the work of various poets throughout the ages who have dealt with the Sapphic form, from the ancient Greeks to Ezra Pound. Included are a number of different translations of works by Catullus. Ginsberg also plays recordings of Ed Sanders reciting poems by Sappho and Blake...
|Allen Ginsberg class, Literary history of the Beat generation, the 50's, part 2, March, 1981. - Ginsberg, Allen|
Allen Ginsberg class on Beat literary history of the 1950's, discussing William S. Burroughs's book Junky and his first meeting with Herman Hunke. Ginsbergs discusses passages from the book, including teaheads (page 17), informers (page 47), fags (page 72), the Rio Grande Valley (page 105) and interzone prototypes (page 111). Part 2 of a 20 part series.
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|Allen Ginsberg Basic Poetics class 2 January 1980 - Ginsberg, Allen|
Continuation of a Basic Poetics class by Allen Ginsberg in 1980. In this class he explores the world of 13th-15th C. poetry. "Drop this poetry like acid," says Allen. This is class 2 of 33.
|Allen Ginsberg Basic Poetics class 13 February 1980 - Ginsberg, Allen|
A continuation of the thirteenth class on Basic Poetics taught by Allen Ginsberg in 1980 at Naropa. In this tape the class discusses Hart Crane and Sir Phillip Sydney. This is class 13 of 33.
|Allen Ginsberg Class 6 Expansive Poetics - Ginsberg, Allen|
Tape 6 of an 11 tape series of a class taught by Allen Ginsberg on Expansive Poetics. Ginsberg discusses the lives and writing of Anna Akhmatova and Sergey Yesenin.
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|Allen Ginsberg class, The history of poetry, part 15, June, 1975. - Ginsberg, Allen|
First half of a class on the history of poetry by Allen Ginsberg. from a series of classes during the summer of 1975. Ginsberg discusses the 19th century American poet, Walt Whitman, and a French poet of the same period, Arthur Rimbaud. He also discusses the poets' biographies and their innovative approaches to style and poetics, followed by a reading by Ginsberg of a selection of Whitman's and Rimbaud's work...